Current Affairs World May 2016

Nuclearisation of Indian Ocean | Editorial

Pakistan has expressed concern over covert practices of India, which is engaged in carrying out tests of nuclear-capable, long range, submarine missiles in the Indian Ocean. The Indian move could impact the delicate strategic balance of the region.

Read more May 10

Refugees and Migrants: A Crisis of Solidarity | Ban Ki-moon

This September, the UN General Assembly will bring together world leaders to address one of the leading challenges of our time: responding to large movements of refugees and migrants. War, human rights violations, underdevelopment, climate change and natural disasters are leading more people.

Read more May 07

The US: Divided In More Ways Than One – Analysis | Bruce Stokes

As Americans decide on their next president, people outside the country who do not have a vote in this election nevertheless have a great stake in the outcome. An election takes the pulse of a nation and may foreshadow future national policy.

Read more May 07

From Joke to Presumptive – OpEd

A year ago, Donald Trump was regarded as a political joke by many inside and outside of America. His crushing win over his nearest opponent for the Republican presidential candidacy Ted Cruz, threw in the towel as the results were announced in Indiana.

Read more May 05

OIC: Confronting The Challenges | Saman Zulfqar

THE recently held OIC summit while focusing on its main theme “Unity and Solidarity for Justice andPeace” recognized peace and justice as a precondition for establishing unity and solidarity.

Read more May 04

4 Million Muslims Killed In Western Wars: Should We Call It Genocide? |Kit O’Connell

Hearkening back to the Japanese interment camps of WWII, some Americans are now calling for Muslims to be placed in camps or even openly calling for genocide against the 1.6 billion practitioners of the faith.

Read more May 04

US went alone in Bin Laden raid because Pakistan wasn’t trustworthy: Panetta

President Barack Obama had decided the US would go alone in the raid that killed Osamabin Laden because Pakistan’s trustworthiness was questionable due to their “close relationship” with various terrorist networks, former CIA director Leon Panetta has said.

Read more May 03

Welcome to the Third Nuclear Age | Karl-Heinz Kamp

>Few would have anticipated in 1945 that the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki would herald the beginning of the ascent of nuclear weapons as a central currency of power in the East-West conflict. Instead, U.S. military leaders tended to consider nuclear weapons .

Read more May 03

Trump’s Foreign Policy Revealed, Sort Of – Analysis | Zachary Fillingham

The obvious takeaway from our first glimpse of Donald Trump’s foreign policy is that it’s singularly focused on the domestic audience. There’s no real posturing here or signalling intentions for foreign governments; it’s a speech that continues to play on.

Read more May 03

Change is Coming to Saudi Arabia | Shahid Javed Burki

Saudi Arabia is a big part of the uncertain external environment in which Pakistan must learn to operate at this delicate moment in its history. Which way the Kingdom goes will have consequences for Pakistan’s future.

Read more May 02